New study on the displaced populations in Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
The OSCE Mission to Serbia presented a study today that aims to help the displaced populations in Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina access their rights. "This study contributes to promoting, protecting and fulfilling all rights," said Ambassador Hans Ola Urstad, the Head of the OSCE Mission. "We hope that the findings will assist governments, the international community and non-governmental organizations to join forces and ensure that the rights of the region's displaced population are respected."
The study was drafted by a regional network of human rights NGOs as part of a project that supports the return of refugees and internally displaced persons.
The project was paid for by the U.S. Government and carried out by the OSCE Mission to Serbia in co-operation with OSCE Missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia. Participants at the presentation included lawyers from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia who provide legal aid to refugees, internally displaced people and returnees.
Full text of the study (PDF):http://www.osce.org/publications/srb/2007/02/23473_805_en.pdf